Lisa Rodman-Rose named Program Director for WHMI

Lisa Rodman-Rose

Krol Communications President Rod Krol announced this week that WHMI-FM  (Howell/Brighton) has brought on Lisa Rodman-Rose to serve as Program

Lisa spent over 15 years at CBS/Viacom Radio, where she handled programming duties for WYCD and WDRQ. She also made radio stops in Cleveland and her hometown of New Orleans. Her background also includes News.

To make a smooth transition, she will start on December 9 and work with the Reed Kittredge through his retirement at the end of the year.

“Lisa understands the community vibrancy that WHMI enjoys in and around Livingston county. Her previous background in News and Programming in Detroit will serve listeners and advertisers well. She will add her own special touch in making WHMI an even better radio station,” Krol said.

MAB Says Thanks and Good Luck to Jennifer Preslar

Jennifer Preslar

Longtime MAB Vice President of Programs Jennifer Preslar is leaving the MAB after 15 years of stellar service for a little “Green and White.”  Yup, we are losing another great staff member to Michigan State University.

Preslar said in her letter to the MAB Board that she has enjoyed her time at MAB and will greatly miss her members and MAB Staff but the offer was too good to pass up.

A passionate Spartan, Preslar will be working as an event coordinator in MSU’s  College of Communication Arts & Sciences as well as WKAR-AM/FM/TV.

The MAB education event services will be handled by Jacquelen Timm, MABF Manager/ Development Director in the interim while President/CEO  Karole L. White works with the Executive Committee to see what talents are needed on the MAB staff as it begins to undertake the new “MAB Future” strategic plan.

Free MAB Web Training on Wage/Overtime Laws

When Taking Care of Business Requires Working Overtime

Responding to the Department of Labor’s New
Overtime Pay Obligations: A Guide for Broadcasters

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
2:00 – 3:15pm ET

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor published final regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that more than doubled the minimum salary level necessary to be exempt from the Act’s overtime rules.

While the changes affect all businesses subject to the FLSA, broadcasters in particular may feel the impact of the changes given the staffing models used by many TV and radio stations.

The new requirements will go into effect on December 1, 2016, and broadcasters need to take steps to adapt to, and minimize the impact of, those changes prior to that deadline.

Communications and Employment practice attorneys from the Washington D.C. law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman will be online to discuss what the new requirements will mean for broadcasters come December, and how these changes affect the existing exemption for certain employees at small market stations.


Scott R. Flick, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Rebecca Carr Rizzo, Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Moderator, Oscar Rodriguez, President, NASBA & Texas Association of Broadcasters

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